How could you not love this dog?
This is where I was, the last time I posted here about my Bailey portrait mosaic quilt.
That was 9 rows. The next step was to do the next 9 rows to complete the top half.
My concern was to get Bailey's eyes right.
It's all about value since her face is pretty much the same color.
I continued adding the hair wisps and used darker fabric around her eyes to give the feeling of depth.
At this point I figured I better start sewing the squares together, all 648 of them.
I did not want any or many of them falling off my design wall.
I decided to sew it in sections. I find this gives me the best accuracy.
During the piecing, I was happy that I had photographs of the squares, because inevitably between the design wall and the sewing machine, some mix-ups happened.
Having the photo for reference saved my butt!
This is the pieced top half of my favorite subject!
So far, so good.